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  1. 4 points
    zalienz

    MS-RT TRANSIT CONNECT

    According to Herb's rules, I need bail money...
  2. 3 points
    Don Ridley

    MS-RT TRANSIT CONNECT

    Racing stripes being acceptable is a matter of opinion.... I am sure we all agree this driver has issues.
  3. 2 points
    herb

    CARGO FLOOR EXTENSION HATCH PT. 3

    Surfing ? People at our age don't surf , very grateful that i can still walk .
  4. 2 points
    BBJ

    MS-RT TRANSIT CONNECT

    Clemency if I don't have ground effects?
  5. 2 points
    mrtn

    MS-RT TRANSIT CONNECT

    These crazy Brits have dropped plenty of ST engines in the Connect, some have RS engines + AWD.
  6. 1 point
    Don Ridley

    Upgrade instrument cluster 2016

    I am trying to upgrade the instrument cluster on my 2016 TC XLT. Most 2014-2017 TCs have a monochrome center display between the speedo and tach. Titanium trim vehicles usually have a larger, color LCD display. I thought I could use color LCD Focus cluster and had limited success. The cluster worked, but it did not fit exactly. The bezels around the speedo and tach on the TC are very deep and this makes the Focus and Escape cluster incompatible. Too bad because these clusters are readily available at salvage yards for about $50. Attached are photos of my Focus experiment and an actual 2016 Titanium trim TC cluster (from a vehicle on Autotrader). So, I need to find a used cluster from a 2016 TC Titanium. I will work the internet and salvage company sites. If anyone has a lead on this very rare part, please let me know. Buying it from a dealer is not an option because it costs around $450 with a $300 core charge (another case where Ford does not want you to upgrade your vehicle). I think the part number I am looking for is FT1Z-10849-F. Plus, I am not 100% sure I can get the configuration file (IPC As Built) to work properly so I don't want to spend a fortune on something that won't work.
  7. 1 point
    dotmaster206

    2014+ TC Manual Conversion

    Hi All, I'm new here. Currently I drive a 2006 Saab 9-2x Aero, which is a badge-engineered WRX. It has served me very well for years, but is getting on in miles and I'm starting to look around. I've got a crazy idea that I need some help with since I'm new to the Ford scene. I want to buy a 2014+ TC, short wheel base, with the 1.6L Ecoboost motor and swap the transmission to a manual. Ideally it'd be a 6 speed installed, but if 5 speed is much easier, I'd take it. I have done a lot of Googling and seen a couple of manual conversions on the first generation TCs, but nothing for 2014+. Have you guys ever seen it? Any idea on the viability? What I think I know (please correct me if I'm wrong): The 1.6L ecoboost is the same motor (detuned a bit) that is in the Fiesta ST A B6 manual transmission from a Focus would bolt up to the 1.6L ecoboost Since the TC is sold all over the world (except here...) with a manual, the frame work is mostly there (mounting points, firewall pass-throughs, etc.) so it shouldn't take a ton of fabrication I think the biggest risk/unknown is what I would have to do electronically. I'm hoping a Fiesta ST ECU would work since that has a manual and it's the same motor, but I don't know for sure. Traction control might also be an issue - maybe I would just not have it. My current biggest problem is finding someone who would be willing to do the work. I'm a relatively mechanically inclined guy and do all of my own maintenance/repair work excepting for body work type stuff. But a project like this without documented precedent seems like something I should have a professional working on. Also, I've never done anything as major as pulling/installing a transmission or motor, so I don't have things like an engine hoist or a lift or anything. I'm in the Denver, CO area and would love a recommendation for any mechanics/shops who might be willing to consider working on a project like this. I haven't bought a TC connect yet, and won't until I know it can be done for a reasonable-ish price ($5k?).
  8. 1 point
    Fifty150

    MS-RT TRANSIT CONNECT

  9. 1 point
    Fifty150

    Fifty150's Truck

    Okay, so we all have an idea of what a "bro" truck is. How do we turn a Transit Connect into a "bro" van?
  10. 1 point
    Fifty150

    MS-RT TRANSIT CONNECT

    You were in ;perfect position for a PIT maneuver. Should have taken him out.
  11. 1 point
    Most Transit Connect are white and in commercial use. You don't have flashing warning lights or a ladder rack. You're already ahead.
  12. 1 point
    stanger_missle

    Hello from Florida!

    Hello all, I have been lurking for a bit so I thought I'd finally say hi to everybody. I bought a 2015 XLT Van in March of this year. The van had a little higher miles than I wanted (108k miles) but it was local-ish and seemed to be well maintained. I bought it from an automotive shop that used it for an in-town roadside assistance vehicle. It was very dirty but in good shape and drove well. I paid $8,000 for it. My plan is to clean it up, use it as a daily driver and slowly convert it to a micro camper. I bought this over a pickup since my commute is about 60 miles a day and a truck would kill me in fuel costs. I've already cleaned all the decals and residue off of the exterior. I pulled the entire interior out except the dash and scrubbed everything. It was FILTHY and smelled pretty terrible. When I pulled the carpet out, I discovered the van was infested with cockroaches, which was a nice surprise (yay Florida!). I have all of the interior reinstalled now but had to throw away the rubber cargo mat because it was contaminated with ATF and was moldy on the underside. I bought a Bedrug kit from Amazon for $50 (no way was I paying $200+ for a piece of carpet). It will be a slow moving project.
  13. 1 point
    It would be fun to see a Transit Connect in the Gumball.
  14. 1 point
    mrtn

    Rallycross a Transit Connect? Yup

    t0astervan?
  15. 1 point
    Bill Jackson

    CARGO FLOOR EXTENSION HATCH PT. 3

    This looks awesome. The Gen1 TC has a much smaller footwell but I am going to use this info and make what I can of the space. I was disappointed after all the work to remove the cover over the footwell....is that all? But space is space and tools or even batteries or removable water tanks would fit really well in that space. Thanks for the informative post.
  16. 1 point
    Fifty150

    2016 TC Wagon Roof Water Intrusion

    From being in a position where I was getting 2 to 3 new windshields a year installed on my Econoline @ work, I can tell you that the stuff in a caulking tube which installers use is fantastic. I never bothered to ask about it, or ask to see the label on the tube. But I should have. They squirt that stuff into the channel, drop the windshield in place, and it sets perfectly.
  17. 1 point
    Fifty150

    MS-RT TRANSIT CONNECT

    Herb would flog me in the town square, for the stickers and loud muffler on my Honda. Herb is probably not a Fast & Furious fan either.😗
  18. 1 point
    Fifty150

    MS-RT TRANSIT CONNECT

    I hear that with lighter weight, the RX7 beats Mustangs with the same 302. Lots of exciting mods and builds out there.
  19. 1 point
    Slovas

    Hello from France

    Hey there ! I just receive my "Ford grand tourneo connect Titanium 120cv", as named in France, So I log in. Bought with a special offer Yatoo extrême (www.yatoo-extreme.com) to sleep well 1 night or 2 in it, with 2 paragliders (my wife's and mine) and à kennel for the dog. I hope find help here, but also to provide, as far as I can (I'm just two days old with this car, please wait a few month before expecting ans ers other than "Google it" :D) Lots of thanks for your future help Slovas P. S. :as said, I'm french, So... Sorry for my english.
  20. 1 point
    Fifty150

    MS-RT TRANSIT CONNECT

    For Transit Connect, the mods are all for looks. Some might argue that you will have less weight and better aerodynamics. But nothing is going into the engine. But we've already been down that road. It's laughable to think that you can turn Transit Connect into a sports car.
  21. 1 point
    mrtn

    MS-RT TRANSIT CONNECT

    That's not completely true. M-Sport is an actual racing company that builds Ford WRC and other race cars https://www.m-sport.co.uk/
  22. 1 point
    Fifty150

    MS-RT TRANSIT CONNECT

    Has anyone seen this on the road yet?
  23. 1 point
    dotmaster206

    2014+ TC Manual Conversion

    Yeah, I've got some progress... Take yourself a little gander at this sweet action: It runs. The ST motor is in the TC and it starts and runs like a dream. So, this is the top of the hill. Nothing after this point is totally wacko - it's all been done before. I did the thing that you see so often where a super crazy project is posted with lots of updates for a while and then it just goes dead forever. Well, I'm back and this thread is going to end in an absolutely glorious way. It isn't done now, but it certainly will be.
  24. 1 point
    I just want a service manual that wont break the bank
  25. 1 point
    azdamay

    Them dang rear locking doors!

    I had forgotten you can do this, I will be doing it myself later today (I HATE the separately-unlocking rear doors). I attached the instructions. BTW am I the only one whose TC remotes seem to have a mind of their own? This thing locks and unlocks when it feels like it. I have to be standing really close, and often if I am standing at the rear of the van, it doesn't work at all, and I have to literally just put my arm around to the side of the van, and then it works!? Worst implementation of remote keyless entry I have ever used.
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